Prepping For The Cross Country Convoy

Chuck Zimmerman

Sunny SchustHello from San Francisco. I know I said I’d start blogging the AASHTO 50th Anniversary of the Interstate event tomorrow but things got kicked off today. Right now those of us participating in the convoy that will take off Friday are getting prepped by Sunny Schust, director of communications for the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO).

She just welcomed us here and we’re preparing to learn more about how this whole trip is organized. Lots of questions and answers coming up.

Post Update: I interviewed Sunny after our morning session. She explains how this whole trip was planned and who is participating and why. You can hear our interview here: Listen to MP3 Sunny Schust Interview (5 min MP3)

I’ll be posting regulary on this trip over the next several weeks. We’ll learn a lot about the interstate highway system and of course focus on things like fuel, especially the alternatives like ethanol.

In fact, I’m participating as an “ethanol advocate” on behalf of the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council, which is an offic